PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
Current members of
the Parish Council
Father Joseph Genito
Father Michael Hughes
Joseph Manion, Chair
Mary Anne Bibby
PASTORAL COUNCIL MINUTES
This vocation of all the People of God, the community of believers in Jesus Christ, to promote the Reign of God on earth permeates the teachings and spirit of the documents of Vatican Council II. All members of the Church - laity, religious and clergy - according to their proper charisms and roles, collaborate in the responsibility for fulfilling its mission. Vatican Council II urged active involvement in the life of the Church by emphasizing the principles of collaborative responsibility, consultation and lay participation.
The Pastor needs to consult with the laity who in tum have the right to express their views and concerns to their Pastor. An important structure initiated to foster this collaboration in the mission of the Church by all its members is the Parish Pastoral Council which assists pastors in achieving the cooperation of the parishioners and staff in the task of carrying out the mission of the Church on the parish leveI.
It is envisioned that the Parish Pastoral Council is to be a major consultative body in the parish which advises the Pastor who presides over the Council. It is composed of the Parochial Vicar(s) and representative parish staff members who carry out the pastoral functions of the parish and of laity who are representatives of the membership of the parish. The purpose of the Parish Pastoral Council is to foster full participation of the entire parish in the life and mission of the Church which reflects the mission of Christ.
St. Thomas of Villanova Parish Office | 1229 E. Lancaster Ave | Rosemont, PA 19010 | Phone: 610.525.4801 | Fax: 610.525.6041